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Structural safety: Order revoked, registrations begin

If you have been waiting to get your property sale deed registered with the sub-registrar office, your wait is finally over. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Apr 26, 2011 00:14 IST
HT Correspondent

If you have been waiting to get your property sale deed registered with the sub-registrar office, your wait is finally over.

L-G Tejendra Khanna on Monday approved the Delhi government’s proposal to revoke the orders stating that a structural safety certificate was mandatory to get sale deeds of commercial and residential buildings registered.

Senior Delhi government officials said the orders will be implemented from April 26. The government had come up with the new rule after a building collapsed in Lalita Park on November 15, killing 71 people.

In its March 30 order, the Delhi government’s revenue department made structural safety certificate — to be issued by the MCD — mandatory for registry of sale deeds. However, with no structural engineers on its rolls, MCD had expressed its inability to issue the certificates.

The “MCD’s inability to issue structural safety certificates” affected work at nine sub-registrar offices. Delhi government officials said no property sale was registered in the past three weeks and that the government lost on huge revenue.

“Work will resume at sub-registrar offices from Tuesday. The registry of properties witnessed a sharp decline ever since the order came into effect. There is a huge backlog now and our officers will have to clear it in next few days,” a Delhi government official said. On an average, 400-500 properties are registered in Delhi every day.

By making structural safety certificate mandatory, said an official, the government had tried to ensure that all properties constructed and sold in Delhi are “structurally safe”.

“If a person is buying a house, he should get a property which is 100% safe,” a senior officer in Delhi government’s revenue department said. “We had also asked the Delhi Jal Board and the power discoms to deny water and power connections to properties that do not have structural safety certificates,” he added.